A Conversation with Michael Schur
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This week on On Story, award-winning television creator Michael Schur talks about his role in creating and writing for some of the most loved comedies: Parks and Recreation, The Office, and The Good Place.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 47 seconds

Episode Number: 1201

About On Story:

Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows.

The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films.

Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director.

LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages."


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Sun, Oct 9 6:00 A.M. A Conversation with David Koepp     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 9 11:00 A.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Oct 9 4:30 P.M. A Conversation with David Koepp     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 16 6:00 A.M. On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 16 11:00 A.M. On Producing: A Conversation with Stephanie Allain     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Oct 16 4:30 P.M. On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 23 6:00 A.M. ​On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 23 11:00 A.M. On Adapting Stories: A Conversation with Eric Roth     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Oct 23 4:30 P.M. ​On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 30 6:00 A.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH WORLD
Sun, Oct 30 11:00 A.M. On Writing/Directing Pig: A Conversation with Michael Sarnoski     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Oct 30 4:30 P.M. On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad     NH WORLD
Sun, Nov 6 11:00 A.M. On Writing The Humans: A Conversation with Stephen Karam     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Nov 13 11:00 A.M. On Directing Miss Juneteenth: A Conversation with Channing Godfrey Peoples     NH EXPLORE

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